African champions Nigeria have been drawn in Group C of the 2022 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations in Morocco along with South African, Burundi and Botswana reports Prime Business Africa.
The draw ceremony which began at 9. 30pm Nigerian time on Friday was conducted by Confederation of African Football Director of Communications Samson Adamu in presence of delegates from the participating teams, media and CAF executive committee members.
South Africa lost to Nigeria via penalties in the final of the last AWCON in 2019.
Hosts Morocco was drawn in Group A with Burkina Faso, Senegal and Uganda while the seeded team in Group B, Cameroon will face Zambia, Tunisia and Togo.
The Africa Women’s Cup of Nations will serve as qualifiers to the FIFA World Cup in New Zealand and Australia in 2023 with the four semifinalists at the tournament representing Africa
The 2022 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations holds between July 2 and 23.
Izuchukwu Okosi is a Nigerian sports and entertainment journalist with two decades of experience in the media industry having begun his media journey in 2002 as an intern at Mundial Sports International (MSI) and Africa Independent Television (AIT), owners of Daar Communications Plc.
In October 2004, Okosi joined Complete Communications Limited, publishers of Complete Sports newspaper and Complete Football magazine as a reporter and later script writer for the Complete Sports studio.
He worked there for 13 years until October 2017.
Okosi also worked various times as Correspondent, Content creator and Editor at Sports Market International Magazine, Opera News, All Nigeria Soccer Media and Iconic Media Watch.
He also undertook freelance writing gigs for some local and international organizations.
Okosi is a member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Association of Movie Producers (AMP), Association of Voiceover Artistes of Nigeria (AVOA), Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) and Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).
He has been part of cast in some Nollywood movies and radio dramas including Blood Money 2, Scores To Settle, Dead End 2, Another Campus Tale and Battle Line.
Aside mainstream media and the entertainment industry, he has interests in scouting/unearthing of talents in the sports and creative sectors, exports business and property development.